Gwinnett schools to offer $500 incentive for staff to get vaccine
 Gwinnett County Public Schools announced this month that they will offer $500 to staff members who get fully  vaccinated against COVID-19. Those previously vaccinated will also qualify for the one-time payment. Gwinnett is the largest school district in the state with 179,943 students. Read the full article: Read more
Clayton County school to go virtual
A Clayton County elementary school is forced into virtual learning for two weeks after a spike in COVID-19 cases. Kay Pace Elementary School of the Arts in Jonesboro will pivot to virtual learning on Thursday, according to a Clayton County Public Schools spokesperson. Students are projected to return on Sept. 2.... Read more
Parents protest mask mandates as Fulton County schools open
Dozens of parents came to Milton High School over the weekend to protest Fulton County School System’s decision to mandate mask-wearing. They call it an infringement of freedom. Some parents are going as far as withdrawing their children. The district is the fourth-largest in the state, 94.000 students attend Fulton County schools. Read... Read more
Home Depot reviving mask mandate
Home Depot has joined the growing number of businesses that are reviving mask mandates as the delta variant of COVID-19 drives a surge in cases across the United States.  As of Aug. 2, all associates, contractors and vendors are required to wear a face mask while indoors at Home Depot... Read more
Jury convicts suspended insurance chief Beck of fraud
A jury has convicted suspended Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck of fraud in a scheme against an insurer he managed. Jurors on Thursday returned a guilty verdict on all 37 counts of fraud and money laundering against Beck at the end of the two-week federal trial. The jury, who listened... Read more

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